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Zhangye Travel Guide

-Travel to Zhangye

Zhangye is located in far western Gansu province, in the center of the Hexi Corridor. In the north it borders Inner Mongolia and in the south Qinghai. The area was the frontier for much of China's history, forming a corridor to the Central Asian portion of the empire. In fact the name Zhangye means “to extend the arm of the country, through to the Western Realm.” It is an important part of the ancient Silk Road and belongs to the national historical and cultural city. By far the easiest way to get to Zhangye is still by train, for it is a major stop along the Lanzhou-Urumqi Railway Line.

Zhangye is a former commercial port on the famous Silk Road and used to be one of the biggest trading markets in the whole of China. It still deals with some merchants from the west but it has lost much of its former success. At this time the area was considered Tibetan, part of the large area of influence that the present day province struggles to remember. Even today the Tibetan influence is still here, especially a little to the south around the village of Mati. Zhangye is often dry and has seldom rains. From June to September is the best time for visitors to travel.

The interesting buildings are the main travel draws in Zhangye as well as the pretty scenery like the lush green fields. A few attractions remain to signify this, most notably China's largest indoor reclining Buddha, a large minority population, and the crumbling Great Wall that runs to the south of the town. Welcome to view other columns for extensive source of attraction information and travel services offer related to Zhangye or other famous cities in China. Feel free to contact us if you plan to travel to Zhangye. We will provide the professional advice, individual itinerary and excellent travel service.

Zhangye Attractions Guide

- Must See

  • Zhenyuan Building
    Like many other towns and cities in China, Zhangye also has a drum and bell tower for marking the city’s center. The Zhenyuan Building is situated at the meeting point of the four important streets of the city. Its cent ... ...
  • Danxia mountainAt first sight at the colourful and playful pictures of the Danxia mountains, it may seem that they are from another world. But these unique and visually rich landforms known as danxia can be found in North-eastern China.
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